Fassbender would topline the techdrama…

Natalie Portman (‘Knight of Cups,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’) has reportedly entered into talks to join the Universal’s biopic of tech pioneer Steve Jobs. No details on the character, but Deadline expects it to be a major role.

Featuring a script by Aaron Sorkin, the Danny Boyle-directed film will unfold in ‘real time’ with three long scenes, each of which will take place backstage before the launch of famous Apple product.

In addition to the news on Portman, Deadline is hearing that Michael Fassbender (‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Macbeth’) has emerged as the top choice to play the late Apple co-founder and Pixar CEO Jobs. Christian Bale was initially set for the role, but withdrew from the project earlier this month after deciding he wasn’t the right person for the film.

As previously reported, Seth Rogen (‘The Interview,’ ‘Bad Neighbours’) is being courted for the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.